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2016 Week 1 Newsletter

News from the Beach
June 27, 2016
Opening Day is Here!
 
 
 
 
It's here! It's here! Opening Day at KBIA!  Today, June 27th marks Opening Day of our 106th season. We are excited to welcome in new faces and welcome back old friends.  Our first week is our Membership Fee-Free Week, and we encourage you to invite your friends and family to try out classes...swimming, sailing, tennis, surfing, golf, arts & crafts, drama, and so much more!  If you haven't already, take a peek at our website detailing all the amazing classes we offer.  Also this weekend we have Open Sail & Kayak and Family Sail available to members...keep reading for more details.
 
We'll see you at the beach!
 
 
Staff & Counselor Orientation
 
Staff, counselors, and CITs spent the past weekend at orientation running through safety protocols, CPR training, and most importantly gearing up for heaps of fun to be had this summer.  We also welcomed in new faculty to the KBIA family.  We are excited to get this season underway!
 
 
This week at KBIA
 
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT:  "Free Willy," Rated PG, 7 to 9 PM. $7.
* Movie Night is limited to 55 children, and registration for Monday's movie at the office closes at 4 PM Monday or when we reach capacity. Please be advised we almost always reach capacity!
 
TUESDAY TWEEN NIGHT: Pizza & Pool Party at KBIA6 to 8 PM. $26.
 
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: "Finding Nemo," Rated G, 7 to 9 PM. $7.
* Movie Night is limited to 55 children, and registration for Wednesday's movie at the office closes at 4 PM Wednesdays or when we reach capacity. Please be advised we almost always reach capacity!
 
THURSDAY TEEN NIGHT:  Pool Party at KBIA (in case of bad weather, this will be changed to bowling), 7 to 9 PM. $26.
 
Please pre-register for all events at the office so we may accurately plan for transportation and admission fees.
 
 
Parking, Pick-ups, and Drop-offs
 
 
Please help us keep KBIA safe for everyone and stay with your vehicles in the designated pick-up and drop-off zone in front of the pool.  It is crucial to stay within the white paint -- there is no spot before and after the crosswalk to the playground to enhance visibility of kids crossing the street. 
 
The drop-off/pick-up zone is also for emergency vehicles, so drivers must remain with their cars at all times.  Kennebunk police have and will continue to ticket both areas.  We appreciate your cooperation in helping us stay safe, and move traffic along in that busy section! 
 
 
 
Daily Open Swim
 
Can't get enough of the water now that it's finally summer?  Us either! KBIA offers a supervised free swim session on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, June 27 to August 19.  Half-hour free-swim sessions are available for all children ages 4 and older, enrolled in other KBIA classes that week.  Join us for a splashing good time between 12 and 12:30 PM and then again between 3:30 and 4 PM
  
 
Bathrooms & Changing Rooms
 
When nature calls...we have bathrooms!  Two public restrooms are located behind Smith House.  If all you need is a place to change into your bathing suit, please use one of the four family-sized changing rooms located in the back of the white Adventures Tent.
 
 
Cook Out at the Webhannet
Good 'Ol Family Fun!
 
Webhannet Golf Club is inviting all KBIA members to join them for a cookout, Saturday, July 9th at 5 PM.  Enjoy cocktails, BBQ Chicken, Burgers, Hot Dogs and all the fixins' by Ned's Bakes. There will be music and games for the kids.
 
Adults:  $35
Kids 10 & Under:  $10
 
Please RVSP by July 5th
 
 
 
  
Sail the Cove! Kayak the Cove!
 
 
There's nothing quite like the feel of setting sail in the Cove -- or paddling its gentle waters. We invite members of all ages to enjoy KBIA’s spectacular waterfront during our scheduled “Open Sail” sessions, which are available (and free!) to all KBIA members (parents, grandparents and children) who would like to independently enjoy the Cove in one of KBIA’s sailboats or kayaks. Previous sailing and kayaking experience is required, as well as a life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.
 
Saturday, July 2......................................... 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, July 3........................................... 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, July 9......................................... 1:30 to 5 PM
Sunday, July 17......................................... 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, July 24......................................... 1 to 5 PM
Sunday, July 31......................................... 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Aug. 7.......................................... 1 to 5 PM
 
 
Family Sail Schedule
Bon voyage!
 
New this year, we are offering a Family Sailing Trip...setting sail on our 19-foot boat!  With an instructor and a family of up to four, guided trips will head out when tides cooperate on the below dates/times:
 
Saturday, July 2......................................... 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, July 3........................................... 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, July 9......................................... 1:30 to 4:30 PM
Sunday, July 17......................................... 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, July 24......................................... 1 to 4 PM
Sunday, July 31......................................... 9 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Aug. 7.......................................... 1 to 4 PM
 
Limited to one family at a time, sign up early! $250 per family for a three hour sail.
 
 
Explore the Cove on guided walk
Open to the Public
 
At high tide, the Cove at KBIA provides just enough water to swim, sail and explore the waters wih a paddle. It's a whole new world at low tide, however, where snails, crabs and other creatures can be found. Come explore the majestic Cove at low tide on a guided walk during low tide and see all the natural treasures you can find!
 
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 Upcoming Dates:
 
Saturday, July 16........ 2 to 4 PM
Saturday, July 30........ 1 to 3 PM
Saturday, August 13....1 to 3 PM
 
 
 
 
Cost is $10 per family; please register at the office prior to the walk. This family activity is open to the public, so please invite your friends and neighbors and help us spread the word.